NYC:Day 5 – Balance

SciCoder continues today, here’s a shot from my point of view. As you can see we’re working on building databases, which requires flowcharts. Demitri Muna is lecturing, and is also the workshop organizer.

A screen shot of the stuff i’ve been working with…in case anyone was interested. Anyone? No one? Not one person interested in my code? ………..moving right along

After the days learnding I decided to head down to Battery Park at the souther tip of Manhattan. Here you can see the statue of liberty and ellis island. There were also some performers practicing a play in the park. Also found an armed forces memorial and generally just a good view of the boating areas. Bonus that it doesn’t cost anything to see any of it.

I then walked around to see the Brooklyn Bridge. There it is in all its glory! Brooklyn is to the right, manhattan to the left.

Wall Street is down at the southern tip too. I took a quick walk through just to see where all the rich people work. Found this funky looking building, looks like the one from spiderman.

Seeing all I had wanted, I went back to Battery Park and watched the sun set over Jersey City across the Hudson river. I took a bunch of shots over an hour or so and condensed them here for you to see. NOTE: I believe the star that comes into view in the top left is Saturn, but I’m not completely sure. [edit]….I was wrong…it was Venus. Why the hell did I think Saturn?
I had some pizza down in the financial district then headed back to residence. I decided to go out for a beer and read a bit to close off the evening. Beer of choice today was a Sam Adams cherry wheat beer. Very tasty. Reading of choice: The Five Ages of the Universe….I highly recommend.
Conclusions: working all day=exploring all eve, sunsets rock,NY pizza is good, beer is better
(PS: jen – you should come visit me here in NYC)